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Critical Windows CryptoAPI Spoofing Vulnerability

January 22, 2020

When Microsoft released patches on January 14, 2020, it revealed one of the most critical vulnerabilities it has discovered in years. The company confirmed...

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Property losses from catastrophes are getting worse

January 15, 2020

Carriers who take an integrated and transparent approach are best equipped to help clients proactively mitigate growing property exposures. Increasing...

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Weathering Winter Weather Risks

January 14, 2020

Before more freezing weather, heavy snow or ice arrives this winter, now is the time for business owners to prepare and reduce their risk of property damage...

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True Tales of the Data Breach Hotline

January 14, 2020

A cyber breach can strike panic and lead to rushed decisions, but these on-call claim professionals helped to achieve happy endings for clients at their...

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2019's Top Cyber Risks: Finding solutions in vulnerability

December 16, 2019

Fourteen seconds. That was the prediction in 2017 on how often a business would endure a cyberattack by 2019. By October 2019, however, the actual figure...

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Savvy global travelers have a trained eye on Political Risk

December 03, 2019

The next time your travels find you in a foreign country, look around. Chances are you will find clues to that country’s political and credit risks. Because...

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Where there's smoke there's environmental exposure

December 02, 2019

The combustion triangle is fairly easy to understand. A fire needs only three things present to burn: Oxygen, Heat and Fuel. Beyond that, the equation...

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Gently down the stream: How international insurance programmes can help manage large and evolving energy risks

August 27, 2019

What trends are you seeing in the management and transfer of downstream energy risk?While it varies from client to client and across different geographies,...

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A Blue Carbon future: how innovative thinking aims to increase coastal resilience and meet climate targets

July 27, 2019

Concerns about human impact on the planet is at the forefront of many individuals’ minds and businesses’ agendas.  Companies are taking steps to reduce...

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Let's Talk: environmental liability

July 02, 2019

How has the market for environmental liability insurance changed over the course of your career? The environmental market has changed considerably over...

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Let’s Talk: Urs Uhlmann on climate change, big data and the evolving challenges of cyber risks

July 01, 2019

The interconnectedness of technology with our lives and businesses has surfaced both new capabilities and new risks. We spoke with Urs Uhlmann, AXA XL’s...

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Let's Talk: Risks and resources in Canada

April 04, 2019

What is AXA XL’s outlook for business growth in Canada? Uhlmann: We see a lot of potential growth in Canada. With a gross domestic product approaching...

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Advances in Artificial Intelligence Are Benefiting Property Risk Engineering

February 26, 2019

Businesses today can readily access massive volumes of increasingly precise data from a widening variety of sources. For Property risk engineers, this...

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Property Perspectives: Insuring Canada's natural resource-based businesses

October 15, 2018

Ian Rutherford loves the outdoors.  An avid mountain biker, snowboarder and surfer, Ian values the rich outdoor resources available to him across Canada.  ...

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Spilled beans? No worries, Part 2

July 17, 2018

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series on Damaged Goods.  Read the first in this series. While our Claims Department can help a client who has suffered from...

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The story of water: essential and increasingly scarce

March 17, 2018

The story of contemporary civilization begins with efforts to exploit water resources. The story also includes strife and conflict: Historians agree that...

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Managing the big risks of marine construction

January 03, 2018

The marine construction business is booming in the US for many reasons.  Nationwide ports are expanding, deepening their channels to accommodate bigger...

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Public/private partnerships offer advantages for political, credit risks

December 20, 2017

Political risk and credit insurers are living in interesting times. On one hand, global risk and volatility have never seemed more prevalent. On the other,...

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Protectionism heating up political and credit risks

November 14, 2017

Populism and protectionism, which created ripples in global trade in the past year, have become a strong current. Foreign policy shifts, especially from...

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Political risk insurance aids global infrastructure spending

August 01, 2017

In the volatile world of political risk, short-term crises can sometimes prevent much needed long-term investments.As a Risk Manager for XL Catlin’s Political...

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Global programmes: Marine risks and how to manage them

July 25, 2017

First published in  Commercial Risk Europe. Marine is by its very nature a global business and global insurance programmes can help risk managers to get...

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The office printer: a weak link in your security regime?

May 31, 2017

First published by Strategic Risk.“First, I got control of their printers. Then, I got control of their network. Then, I got control of their data... Along...

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Size of social engineering attacks growing

May 09, 2017

Businesses around the world are facing greater exposure to social engineering attacks, and the stakes are getting a lot higher.​Only a few years ago, a...

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Lessons in Environmental Claims

April 04, 2017

The earth and everything found on it is made up of chemical substances. Basic things that are essential to our survival and an integral part of everyday...

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Mind the Gap in Global Logistics

January 23, 2017

Manufacturers and shippers are going global.As inventories grow, shippers need sophisticated systems to manage it all, and many companies choose to outsource...

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Safety at Home during the Holidays

December 20, 2016

The December holidays can be a time for relaxing, spending time with family and friends and looking forward to the year ahead. Or binge watching that backlog...

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Feel the Earth Move? Drop, Cover and Hold On!

November 22, 2016

Recently, a swarm of small earthquakes near the San Andreas Fault spurred officials in California to issue an earthquake alert for residents of Southern...

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Oil Price Volatility Increases Political Risk and Opportunity

June 16, 2016

In risk management, dealing with change is a constant challenge and that challenge increases when change is unexpected or is greater and occurring more...

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Vapor intrusion increasing environmental risks

May 18, 2016

Heightened attention to environmental impairment and human health risks caused by volatile organic compounds (VOCs) through vapor migration is increasing...

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Every Business’ Nightmare – Violence in the Workplace

January 29, 2016

In August 1986, a 44-year old part-time letter carrier from Edmond, Oklahoma was reprimanded after a heated argument with two supervisors. At approximately...

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Ready for Joaquin

October 02, 2015

Everyone is still speculating which path Hurricane Joaquin will take.  But many businesses, including XL Catlin, are not taking any chances and are preparing...

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Competing for fresh water in an increasingly thirsty world

September 04, 2015

The story of contemporary civilization begins with efforts to exploit water resources. The story also includes strife and conflict: Historians agree that...

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Whats Below the Surface

June 22, 2015

Did you know the United States developed the world's first nuclear-powered submarine, called the Nautilus, in 1954? You can thank me the next time you’re...

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Empowered to prevent property losses: Online tool helps clients take action with data

March 11, 2015

The devil is often in the details. In other words, problems arise when attention is not paid to details. When managing property risks, attention to details...

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Cyber shockers infographic Businesses under attack

December 29, 2014

.f3article .first-col IMG { MAX-WIDTH: 500px !important; MAX-HEIGHT: 900px !important }To learn more about cyber liability issues, take a look...

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Insuring Multinational Business, Exceptionally

September 04, 2014

—With nearly 200 sovereign nations, creating and managing global insurance programs can be a big challenge. That is one reason that XL Group has established...

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Redefining the Swiss Private Bank

September 02, 2014

The global financial crisis shrank client assets and bank revenues. It also hit national economies so hard that many decided it was time to reclaim lost...

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Deep Pockets picked to pay for pollution clean up

May 13, 2014

On October 28, 2013, twelve former directors and officers of bankrupt Northstar Aerospace agreed to pay a total of $CAN 4.75 million to the Ontario environmental...

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Safer Roads in a Driverless World?

April 11, 2014

Our Future: Giles, the Driverless CarGiles pulls up to the curb. He scans your body to verify your identity and gauge your mood—the right music makes the...

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March Madness

March 17, 2014

They don’t call the NCAA Tournament “March Madness” for nothing.  Over a four week time frame, beginning in mid-March and culminating in the Final Four...

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The Age of Innovation in China and India

March 13, 2014

On the FoothillsChina and India: the next great economic frontiers. Two countries, abundant in culture and rich in human resources, home to 2.6 billion...

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Building Information Modelling (BIM) – a collaborative tool or a liability and data security minefield?

February 07, 2014

Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been billed as a sort of Holy Grail for the construction industry. The system promises to transform projects,...

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The Globetrotter’s Guide to Property Risk: XL Group’s Location Management System

July 15, 2013

The dashboard voice escorts drivers seamlessly through foreign territory to new destinations. You may call it Gloria, or a slightly less charitable name...

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assurance de bijoux au Festival de Cannes

Grand-messe du cinéma mondial, le tapis rouge du Festival de Cannes dévoile chaque année  les parures les plus belles et les plus précieuses.  Des bijoux...

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